New Addition to the Wales Family: Bluebell the Rescue Pup

  October 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm by


Sometimes fairytales do come true, even for dogs. Found abandoned in a park at just four weeks old, Bluebell didn’t have the best start in life. The tiny Jack Russell was in very bad shape; she suffered from starvation, cold, a severe skin condition that had stripped her of much of her hair, and was scared and bewildered.

Now, however, Bluebell has been nursed back to health and will have a fresh start and has been adopted as the Duchess of Cornwall’s newest pet. The playful pup, now nine weeks old, is apparently a hit with Camilla’s five grandchildren and has taken to the royal life like a duck to water. The tough beginning now forgotten, Bluebell has regained her confidence and is now a fun, active puppy that is always on the go and adores exploring new places.

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Bluebell is not the first dog the Duchess has adopted from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home; about a year ago she took Beth, another Jack Russell Terrier pup, from the centre. Beth became such an adored pet that when the Battersea contacted Camilla with an offer of adopting a new puppy, she didn’t hesitate for a moment. The Duchess of Cornwall was all the more keen to care for a new pet after the recent loss of her two believed dogs, Tosca and Rosie.

Claire Horton, Chief Executive of Battersea says: “Once again the Duchess of Cornwall has given a second chance in life to a Battersea dog in need. Bluebell arrived at Battersea having had such an awful start in life, so we couldn’t be happier that she caught the eye of the Duchess and now has such a wonderful home. Bluebell will be an excellent companion for Beth and we’re confident she will bring a lot of pleasure to her new family.”

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7 Responses to New Addition to the Wales Family: Bluebell the Rescue Pup

  1. Clifford says:

    It’s wonderful to hear that such a high profile figure adopts shelter animals. I wish more of them did. The Duchess of Cornwall sets an example that ALL pet owners should follow.

  2. amanda says:

    That´s true!Hopefully many people follow her example & see how much joy&love such a cute little dog can give to the whole family 🙂

  3. “Kudos to Camilla” isn’t something I ever thought I’d say, much less, put in writing. Hopefully another senior royal will adopt a black shelter/rescue pet & make it fashionable.

  4. June Robertson says:

    The Duchess is a wonderful woman and a credit to the Royal Family.

  5. Thomasine says:

    Well done Camilla!!!!!

  6. natalya says:

    I wonder what happened to Tosca and Rosie…

  7. Artemisia says:

    @ natalya
    During the recent tour to Scilly, Camilla revealed she had to have Rosie put down at the end of June; Rosie was 15-years old and suffering from a number of ailments. Tosca, who was the Duchess’s oldest dog, had been put down two months before Rosie, leaving Camilla with only one dog, Beth (a rescue pup like Bluebell). The addition of Bluebell will hopefully sooth the pain of losing Tosca and Rosie. in London.

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